Journalism and Politics BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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UCAS CODE P580
From the latest updates at Number 10 to political unrest overseas, you can be at the forefront of political change. Our BA Journalism and Politics expands your knowledge of global politics and develops your analytical ability. Coupled with the multimedia aspect of this course, you learn how to engage with a wider audience and develop your own journalistic style alongside building a solid understanding of the issues that shape the world around us. You explore all major areas of political ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

Politics
WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
26th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
41st
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
23rd

Start date and duration

Start date
07-OCT-21
Full Time
3 Years

Journalism

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 75 = 25% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Politics

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Politics graduate salary at this uni
£19,000
UK Politics graduate salary
£22,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, July 2020

Entry requirements
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Politics

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Government & Politics
50%
History
45%
Economics
28%
English Literature
21%
Sociology
21%

Tuition fees

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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
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£16,850 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
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£16,850 per year
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Student rating ( 4.2) 1,160 reviews

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Where you'll study

University of Essex

University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Hythe   0.6 miles away

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